The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP / "Athena" R.C.) is a research institute that operates under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

It is one of the institutes of Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies. 

ILSP is active in the field of Language Technology and Cultural Technology. Its running aim is to be a centre of excellence in basic and applied research in human language technologies.

ILSP is based in Athens, Greece and in Xanthi (Thrace region).

The Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) was merged to ILSP in March 2012.



  • PARSEME: Parsing and Multiword Expressions

    PARSEME aims at improving linguistic representativeness, precision and computational efficiency of NLP applications by focusing on the major bottleneck of these applications: Multi-Word Expressions.

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  • Europe's Languages in the Digital Age

    At least 21 European languages are threatened with digital extinction, according to Language Technology experts. Read more in the META-NET White Papers series “Europe’s Languages in the Digital Age”. Read the Greek White Paper and the Press Release.

  • Dicta-Sign

    Dicta-Sign: making online communications more accessible to deaf sign language users. Demo video on sign recognition research


  • Διεξαγωγή επιμορφωτικών σεμιναρίων στα πλαίσιο του έργου «Σχεδιασμός, υλοποίηση διαδικτυακής πλατφόρμας και συνοδευτικών εργαλείων γλωσσικής τεχνολογίας για την υποστήριξη του μαθήματος της νεοελληνικής γλώσσας στην Τ.Ε.Ε.» [04 / 04 / 2014]
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    Το Ερευνητικό Κέντρο Καινοτομίας στις Τεχνολογίες ...

  • Colloquium on Learner Corpora [17 / 03 / 2014]
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    ILSP/ “Athena” Research Centre is hosting a colloquium on "Learner Corpora for less commonly taught languages: Design, processing and prospects for Second Language Acquisition and Education" on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the framework of the LangTERRA project. 

  • 3D-ICONS Workshop on Metadata [21 / 06 / 2013]

    ILSP/"Athena" R.C. organises the 3D-ICONS workshop, June 27-28, Xanthi, Greece. The workshop will mainly cover CARARE 2.0, the 3D‐ICONS metadata schema, the updated MINT tool and the updated MORE tool. It will also include presentations and training on MINT2, MORE 2.0, and on the new 3D‐Progress Monitoring tool. Download the workshop program.